Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

NEW YORK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them. The decision comes as the coronavirus outbreak has snapped the United States’ record-breaking hiring streak of nearly 10 years. And medical workers in the U.S. and Europe are watching supplies of medicine, protective equipment and breathing machines dwindle by the hour.